Two days ago Michael Flynn resigned his post after serving as a National Security Adviser to Donald Trump for only three weeks Flynn had said he gave “incomplete information” (alternative information?) to Mike Pence regarding a phone call where he had discussed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak just weeks before the inauguration.
Based on that information, Pence had said previously that Flynn didn’t discuss sanctions with Kislyak. Such a conversation is in breach of the Logan Act, which is aimed at preventing private citizens from conducting U.S. diplomacy. The Justice Department warned the White House last month that Flynn could be in a “compromised position,” and Steve Bannon had also called for his resignation.
In a resignation letter, Flynn said he had held numerous calls with foreign officials during the Trump transition. “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador,” he wrote. “I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology.”
Liberals may think they scored a victory here, but at least for them, Flynn was one of their fellow Democrats.
The man replacing Flynn is going to have them regretting they attacked him in the first place. According to The Hill:
Trump has offered the job of national security adviser to retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward following Michael Flynn’s resignation earlier this week, according to reports.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Harward, who previously served as a Navy SEAL and as deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, had accepted the position, according to Reuters.
Harward is the former Deputy Commander of the United States Central Command and worked under the leadership command of General James Mattis, who is now Trump’s Defense Secretary.
“Before that assignment, he was the deputy commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and the commander of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 in Afghanistan. After Sept. 11, 2001, he led troops in Afghanistan and Iraq for six years.
Harward enlisted in the Navy and was later awarded a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1979. He qualified as a surface warfare officer aboard the destroyer USS Scott before joining the naval special warfare community. Harward was the honor man of his basic underwater demolition/SEAL class — an award given to the most outstanding member of the training course.”
Did liberals shoot themselves in the foot on this one? I think so!
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